October 2020
FRATTURA SCOMPOSTA
contemporary art magazine
Microcollection by Elisa Bollazzi
pp. 11 – 17 (here)
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22 June 2020
LE INTERVISTE DEL SALOTTO
Interview Elisa Bollazzi (here)
by Caterina Franciosi
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June 2019

Prière de Toucher (here)
Ermanno Cristini
La c. (la centrale edizioni)
pp. 98 – 105

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27 May 2019

MICROCOLLECTION, 2019
la c. (la centrale edizioni)
(here)

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9 February 2019

Art sowing on demand: 7-meter Tree, 1980 – 82, Giuseppe Penone
curated by Panagiotis Voulgares
Fokia Nou Art Space
Athens, Greece
article in Elculture.gr
article in It’s Only Arts

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31 January 2019
COLLEZIONE DA TIFFANY
Elisa Bollazzi: raccogliere in micro (e seminare in macro) come atto creativo
(here)
interview by Alice Traforti

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8 March 2018

Caffè letterario nell’ambito di Filosofarti
Identità femminile ed educazione sociale

MICROCOLLECTION
L’arricchimento invisibile del sé
e
Cabinet de regard: micro & macro, 2018
William Cobbing, Igor Eskinja, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, Xu Zhen

Sala Monaco – Busto Arsizio, Italy
article on Sempionenews
(here)

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September 2017
Extract of the interview of Julie Guyon with Hubert Renard for the Master 2 Thesis of Julie Guyon: Oeuvre d’art ou outil de médiation?Histoire d’une attention disputée au sein de l’exposition.
(here)

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22 March 2017
Exhibition THE CABINET PROJECT, curated by collective ArtSci Salon, St. George Campus, University of Toronto, Canada on the webzine MaSeDomani
The Cabinet project (here)

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19 March 2017
Exhibition FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
RIVISTA SEGNO
(here)

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6 March 2017
Exhibition FOR REAL, through Shim ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY in MaSeDomani
Petra Varl e Microcollection in mostra a New York
(here)

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17 September 2016
on the occasion of NoPlace, art project by Umberto Cavenago and winner of 49° Prize Suzzara:
articolo 4 September 2016 written by Elisa Bollazzi for the webzine MaSeDomani
articolo 13 September written by Elisa Bollazzi for the webzine MaSeDomani

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September 2016
Microcollection mentioned in Racconti da Bushwick, ultima mecca degli artisti di New York by Laura Loguercio in
VNY, La Voce di New York
(here)

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May 2016
Video interview with Microcollection
by students Giulia Lo Chiatto, Elisa Greco Margarete, Rebecca Molteni
in ARTIST’S DOC. PROJECT, education project section Multimedia Audio Visual
Liceo Artistico “Angelo Frattini”, Varese, Italy
Luca Scarabelli, teacher
(video here)

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December 2015
Ildikó Séra interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
“Elhinteni a Magokat”
for the magazine Balkon, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest, Hungary
pp. 40-43 (here)

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22 November 2015
ART SOWINGS in MAKE8ELIEVE (art # culture magazine )
ISSUE #8: HORROR
curated by Michelle Marie Murphy ( Chicago, Illinois ) & Baptiste Lefevre ( Cetusss ) ( Geneve, Switzerland )
pp. 45-49 (here)

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7 October 2015
Artestetica Forme e sostanza nella contemporaneità
Valentina Colella interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
(here)

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12 November 2014
Exchange Rates – The Bushwick Expo by Elizabeth Johnson

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22 October 2014
L’artista Elisa Bollazzi rappresenta l’Italia a Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo
by Vissia Menza, MaSeDomani

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20 October 2014
Quando la realtà è migliore dei sogni
Vissia Menza interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection on the first issue of MSD Magazine/Ma Se Domani
page 18

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26 May 2012
Arte leggera, discreta, invisibile
su Adopera/Adotta un’opera

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28 July 2009
Baloiu Raluca, EXPOZITII / Bienala de la Paris – istorie si actualitate in Ziarul de Duminica here

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SELF INTERVIEW

Elisa Bollazzi interviewing Microcollection

ELISA BOLLAZZI : How and when did you get the idea for MicroCollection?
MICROCOLLECTION : In 1990. I was visiting the Venice Biennale and, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a new world, an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another.

EB: How many fragments does MicroCollection own now?
M: More than 700, also thanks to the precious help of artists, collectors, friends that constantly send me art-particles from everywhere.

EB: What do you do with these donations?
M: The fragments can be viewed under a microscope in itinerant Cabinets de Regard, in which the viewers can sense the invisible and the real essence of art. Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Fontana, Penone, Paolini, Beuys, Buren, Cragg, Long..

EB: Tell us about your project Art Sowing.
M: The creation of parcels of land or small green areas planted and cultivated with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria adopted: The 3-metre tree by Penone, Watermelons by Gilardi, Garden by McCarthy, etc.

EB: Where about?
M: Milan, Turin, Bozen, Basel, and so on. In 2010 in Jerago with Waiting flowerbed, an area planted with art fragments next to a bench on which sit and wait for an utopic art-garden to grow, a thought-provoking space, a meeting point, where the work of art starts a process that changes the way we look at the “art system”. A beneficial wait to stimulate creativity in the contemplation of a growing art garden.
I am now planning to create a cultural-artistic humus in parks and gardens all over the world.

EB: Is there any links between picking up art fragments and planting them?
M: After long years spent picking up the “invisible”, I am now ready to return the world, in the form of gifts, what I have lovingly collected so far.

EB: Anything to add?
M: « Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. » (Anish Kapoor)